Monday, April 19, 2010

Capillary Hemangioma

- Infantile haemangioma is a benign condition affecting skin blood vessels.
- They usually develop shortly after birth.
- Over 80% of infantile haemangioma occur on head and neck area.
- They grow to 80% of maximum size in the first three months and most stop growing at 5 months, but some may keep growing for up to 18 months, after that they starts regressing, which may take as long as 3-10 years.
- Most of them have a natural course and don’t need any treatment.
- Only if they are very large in size may leave a thin scar in some cases.
- These are more commonly seen in preterm and low-birth weight babies, but can occur in normal babies too.
- Actual cause for it is still not clear.
- If they are very large in size.
- If they are ulcerating.
- If affecting vision, hearing, breathing or feeding (internal haemangioma)
- If they doesn’t start resolving by school age.
So, I feel you should not worry for them, as they naturally regresses.

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